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Karolina Kurkova In Marchesa – 2017 amfAR Gala Cannes

Karolina Kurkova was not one to go down the darker sartorial route at the amfAR Gala Cannes on Thursday (May 25) during the Cannes Film Festival.

Quite the contrary, rather, as she brought a whimsical sense of romantic femininity to her new set of edgy blunt bangs in this Marchesa Fall 2017 floral and feather festooned gown.

While sheer, the front of the dress was protected from an overt eyeful in the draped half-bow, half-obi sash.

Rocker-chick meets flower-chic with this look that was quite different from the more streamlined, sometimes glitzy vibe Karolina tends to serve.

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Melissa George In Schiaparelli Couture – 2017 amfAR Gala Cannes

Melissa George made a Cannes Film Festival appearance at the amfAR Gala Cannes on Thursday (May 25).

The actress is no stranger to wearing Schiaparelli Couture looks, so I wasn’t surprised to see her dressed in a design from the Spring 2017 collection.

We’ve seen a trend towards darker, decorative looks tonight (think Nicole Kidman and Diane Kruger), and this gown also fit that bill.

I did love the sort of dreamy, enchanted quality of the embellished layers of the tulle and lace skirt.

But, something about the bodice resonated as unfinished to me. It seemed as if needed some sense of tailored structure or form to stand up to the folds of the skirt—especially sans the sheer top piece that was presented on the runway.

Minimal accessories made her lovely windswept updo and radiant makeup the focus of her styling.

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Nicole Kidman In Chanel – amfAR Gala Cannes

Nicole Kidman has been on a chic streak of BDOTW success at the Cannes Film Festival, so my hopes were high for her entrance at the amfAR Gala Cannes on Thursday (May 25).

While she did take us on a flight of fancy in a Chanel Couture Pre-Fall 2017 gown that didn’t skimp on the feathered frou, this heavier look won’t rank as one of my top picks for her at Cannes.

With the sharply bold shoulder, the dress featured an intense silhouette that walked a line of darker mystere than her previous looks. That’s perfectly fine, but not when styled with such a severe bun that led to an ageing effect.

The pink belt did help lighten the mood, with Harry Winston jewels rounding out the look.

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Diane Kruger In Alexander McQueen- 2017 amfAR Gala Cannes

Diane Kruger channeled a dark, creative mood at the amfAR Gala during the Cannes Film Festival on Thursday (May 25).

We can generally expect Diane to dance with edgier, less expected looks, and she stayed true to form here in this Alexander McQueen Fall 2017 ensemble with Chopard jewels.

With its array of metallic embroidery and dripping in fringe, the look was certainly ready for a boho bewitching hour.

But, unlike her prior whimsical gown, I found the whimsy in this entrance to be heavier than I’d prefer for the likes of Cannes.

What do you make of it?

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Karolina Kurkova In Missoni – AMORE Cocktail Reception

With the amfAR Gala taking place this evening, Karolina Kurkova made her first red carpet appearance during Cannes Film Festival by attending the AMORE cocktail reception at Villa AH on Wednesday (May 24).

Sporting new bangs, the model strutted down the red carpet wearing an bold sixties-inspired fringed mini dress from Missoni’s Pre-Fall 2017 collection.

Some might feel this is too heavy for a mid-summers evening soiree, but I’m loving the effortless vibe and the styling which included a Bally ‘Cordelia’ bag, and an awesome pair of acid green sandals.

Missoni Long-Sleeve Lurex® Polka-Dot Shift Dress

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Marion Cotillard In Self-Portrait – Annabel’s & Chopard Party

The Chopard and Annabel’s Gentleman’s Evening took place at the Hotel Martinez during Cannes Film Festival on Thursday (May 24) with Marion Cotillard in attendance.

The French actress wore a Self-Portrait Spring 2017 dress which she reinterpreted as a shirt; pairing the one shoulder piece with black trousers, thigh-high boots or tights. It’s really hard to tell against that black background.

Either way most of the love I had for this look has disappeared.

What was fun and fresh, has become laboured and overcooked.

I’m not going to hold it against Marion. I’m sure she enjoying this new experimental phase.

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